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#1 Old 11-06-2011, 06:45 AM
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Hi evreyone I 'm looking for any suggestions on the Ideal tire pressure on my 2012 Elantra limited I dont know how much tire pressure effects gas mileage and overall ride right now I have 30 psi in all four tires my mileage is about 22 city and 33 highway not exactly what I hoped for I also think the steering seems a little loose I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions that my help

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32 is the recommended PSI..says right on the sticker on the door frame. Some people run higher, personally, I like 32..tried higher as well.
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32 is the recommended PSI..says right on the sticker on the door frame. Some people run higher, personally, I like 32..tried higher as well.
I see the 32 psi is recommended when you ran hire what didint you like about the results

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I find 28 psi gives a much smoother ride and better steering, no change in my mpg.
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I find 28 psi gives a much smoother ride and better steering, no change in my mpg.
I am really looking for better steering before I bought this car I had 2006 civic for 5 years and that handled like it was on rails my Elantra seems to have so much play in the wheel it seems on the highway I'm constantly correcting the steering to keep it from pulling slightly from one side or another do you think lowering the tire presure to 28 psi would help that I wouldnt even mind sacrificing a littel mpg for better handling

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Try it, what have you got to lose?
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Try running the factory recommended tire pressure of 32 psi first. Never run less psi then stated on the factory door sticker unless specific conditions require you to do so.

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Try running the factory recommended tire pressure of 32 psi first. Never run less psi then stated on the factory door sticker unless specific conditions require you to do so.
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I am really looking for better steering before I bought this car I had 2006 civic for 5 years and that handled like it was on rails my Elantra seems to have so much play in the wheel it seems on the highway I'm constantly correcting the steering to keep it from pulling slightly from one side or another do you think lowering the tire presure to 28 psi would help that I wouldnt even mind sacrificing a littel mpg for better handling

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Hey Alan, having also come from driving a Honda (in my case, an '89 Accord Lx-i) I can tell you that the Elantra took some getting used to! I mean, even the old Accord, at its age, had excellent handling - like a go-cart! On my old route to work, I used to take some curves pretty darned fast. The Accord ate 'em up like candy. Taking the same curves in my new Elantra, I almost bit it one day - thank goodness for the stability control! Since getting used to the car, however, I have not had any problems.

My theory is that the electronic steering is part of what took getting used to, along with the inherent differences in tire pressure, as is being mentioned here. Also, the Accord has a low center of gravity. It is not just me - read reviews of 3rd-gen Accords and you will hear that they're secretly known for good handling. I am actually not sure what my pressure was/is on either car - just going with whatever the dealer gave me on my last servicing! But - I had 15" alloys on the Accord, while I have 17" on the Elantra - that could also be making a difference!

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Hey Alan, having also come from driving a Honda (in my case, an '89 Accord Lx-i) I can tell you that the Elantra took some getting used to! I mean, even the old Accord, at its age, had excellent handling - like a go-cart! On my old route to work, I used to take some curves pretty darned fast. The Accord ate 'em up like candy. Taking the same curves in my new Elantra, I almost bit it one day - thank goodness for the stability control! Since getting used to the car, however, I have not had any problems.

My theory is that the electronic steering is part of what took getting used to, along with the inherent differences in tire pressure, as is being mentioned here. Also, the Accord has a low center of gravity. It is not just me - read reviews of 3rd-gen Accords and you will hear that they're secretly known for good handling. I am actually not sure what my pressure was/is on either car - just going with whatever the dealer gave me on my last servicing! But - I had 15" alloys on the Accord, while I have 17" on the Elantra - that could also be making a difference!
Thank you glad to hear that someone else is having the same results as me I was hoping it just wasnt my car I love everything else about the car in fact its awesome
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